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's willis report, thank you for joining us, have a great night. lou: good evening, the senate in a proceed rally vote rejected the president's choice to be next secretary of defense, senator hagel's bid is in limbo after senate republicans delayed his nomination. the former senator came up two votes short of the needed 60 to end debate on his nomination. the first time in history defense secretary nominee has been blocked by a filibuster, the white house and seen at leadership, -- senate leadership seemingly trying every gambit to win the required 60 votes, harry reid even went so far as to scare republicans into advances hagel's nomination. >> if is shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without a fully empowered secretary of defense. considering all of the things we have going on the world. lou: gathering, curious, concerned and amused looks, we have a defense secretary, he is none other than. the soon to be outgoing defense secretary leon panetta who has fledged he will remain in the job until his successor is sworn to office. republicans chose to block hagel's co
-mail. finally tonight, since it can no longer be arrested for marijuana use in 18 states, now the irs is after you, i kid you not. medical marijuana distributors could face an effective federal income tax rate as high as 75%. you have to go to france for that kind of a race. a law preventing drug traffickers from profiting off of their crime. so using medical marijuana is legal but not in the eyes of the federal government is not so those basic deductions for small business owners are used to don't apply to marijuana shops. this is one instance uncle sam's needs to tax away. if they think i it's a good ide, at least taxyers should get some kind of compensation. that is my two cents more. that is it for tonight's "the willis report." thank you for joining us. >> good evening, everybody, i am lori rothman in for "lou dobbs tonight." wwe're four days away from spending cuts known as the sequester from kicking in. president obama predicting armageddon but still not negotiating with congress. still looking to raise taxes and on the campaign trail instead of working toward a negotiated solution. pre
national security to the wind. >> bologna, there have been plenty of times when u.s. has been without the secretary of defense. usually what happens is deputy secretary of defense is the acting secretary of defense, a good guy, he could be acting, are other thing, panettaas not left yet, that is bologna. that is not the argument. the fact is that two reasons that senators are opposing hagel. one is lindsay graham, and senator iaot have real questions about benghazi, and the other hand senator has questions about hagel. both of those together, are causing real problem, and a lot of the wounded on hagel are self inflicted. lou: and waleed as you read that letter from white house revealing, that the president did no contact anyone in the libyan government, that he relied upon his secretary of state, who has said she had no role in the days affairs. what is your reaction? >> well, look, lou, we really don't have the big picture in details about what happened in benghazi. i keep repeating that the key point is, what was the perception of the administration of the threat existing? did they
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